Doctors may use Teveten HCT in order to treat hypertension. This drug is two drugs combined, which consists of an angiotensin II receptor, and a diuretic which helps water retention. Part of blood pressure treatment is not only taking medication to lower the blood pressure, but also following a good diet and exercise program while taking Teveten HCT.
Not everyone can take Teveten HCT. People that have severe kidney problems and are no longer producing urine, should not be taking Teveten HCT. If you are pregnant or planning on a pregnancy, it is imperative to let your doctor know before taking Teveten HCT. Teveten is extremely dangerous to the unborn child and is liable to cause birth injury or even death.
It is very important that your doctor also knows of all the prescribed drugs you are currently taking along with any medicines you are using over the counter. There are a number of drugs over the counter that may cause serious interactions with Teveten HCT. It is always important to read the labels on these drugs before purchasing them and consult your pharmacist with any questions you may have.
You need to take Teveten HCT just as recommended on the medicine label. The dosage could be anywhere from 400 to 800 milligrams taken twice per day. If you forget to take a dosage of Teveten HCT, it is important to not double up on the next dosage, but simply go on with your next dose as scheduled. Monitoring your blood pressure while on Teveten HCT is very important. This is the only way to find out how well the medication is working for you.
It is important to use alcohol in very strict moderation while on Teveten HCT. Too much alcohol along with this drug may cause unwanted side effects. Teveten is often known to cause vertigo in people as well so it is therefore important that you use caution when driving or doing other tasks which require careful judgment.
Teveten HCT also makes a person feel more sun-sensitive. This is due to the diuretic in the medicine. While you are out in the heat at anytime, you should be careful to stay well hydrated, taking plenty of cold water with you to drink.
People with diabetes also need to be especially careful when taking Teveten HCT. One of the side effects from Teveten could also be a rise in blood sugars. If you are diabetic, and finding that your blood glucose levels are rising too high while taking Teveten, consult your doctor as soon as possible.
Other side effects of Teveten HCT may also be edema, lack of sex drive, erratic heartbeats, feelings of depression, fatigue, pains in the muscles, sore throat, and possible seizure activity.
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